What are the
advantages of using PVC / vinyl sheet pilings for my seawall or
|Wood walls will
eventually rot. Cement walls will eventually settle and crack.
Vinyl sheet piling will not rust, will not rot and is resistant to the organisms
and insects that feast on wooden walls. Vinyl seawalls also
offer a very clean look with basically no-maintenance! Your
Shoreline Vinyl Bulkhead will provide a long-lasting solution to
your shoreline erosion problems.
How long will my new vinyl seawall last?
will last a very long time. Our line of
vinyl seawall material is warranted for 50 years. Our
sheets are produced using co-extrusion technology and we use a 100%
virgin, fully UV protected compound on the outer layer of the
sheet. Our warranty
is second to none and provides full replacement value of the sheets
(not a depreciated/pro-rated value) as well as reimbursement of
reasonable labor costs. We have the best, easiest to
understand warranty in the business (with no fine print). Click Here to
What about UV
Our vinyl seawall sheets are produced
using co-extrusion technology. This method uses 100% virgin,
fully UV protected compound on the outer layer of the sheet.
The QUV testing of our products establishes the highest standard of
UV protection and fade resistance.
All vinyl products that are to be used in outdoor
exposed applications require protective additives that inhibit
surface fading and impact strength reduction (embrittlement) caused
by ultra violet degradation. All of our PVC/vinyl extruded products
contain optimum levels of titanium dioxide (TiO2) to offer
exceptional protection against fading and UV degradation; therefore,
of our products are strong, tested, fully UV stabilized yet still
very competitively priced.
How are vinyl seawalls installed?
There are many
different ways to install a new vinyl seawall. The vinyl
sheet pilings can be jetted, driven, vibrated, hammered, pushed or trenched
and filled. Marine contractors and engineers often choose the
method or combination of methods best suited for the project based
on its access, the soil types, and the length/weight of the panels
What about a cap for
my vinyl sheets?
There are many different ways to cap a
vinyl seawall. Pressure treated lumber is the most popular and
cost effective material for capping a vinyl wall. A
combination of PT lumber for the vertical members and composite
decking for the top pieces is very popular as well. Cement is
commonly used for a cap in certain parts of the country. An
aluminum cap is an option as well. Eastern Metal Supply
is one of the largest and most reputable suppliers of aluminum caps,
docks, gangways and other products.
Can I get my sheets a
YES... Although we stock mostly in two foot
increments, all of our vinyl sheet piling profiles can be extruded any
length at the exact length you need (in 6" increments) for no
additional cost. At Shoreline Plastics, LLC there is never a charge
to break bundles or extrude to a custom length.
Where can I buy
Our vinyl sheet piling products can be found locally
through selected distributors and we also sell factory-direct.
You can reach our sales department by calling 850-893-5199 for a
quote or through our
online store located at:
How do I get my order?
No job is too big or too small and we
ship orders all over the county as well as internationally.
We will be happy to obtain a freight quote for you at no cost.
To obtain a free freight quote, please email us the products you
would like as well as your delivery location's zip code. Please
be sure and specify if the
delivery address will be a "residential" or a "commercial" address.
A commercial address will likely save between $40 and $100 dollars on
the total freight cost.
If you prefer, orders can also be picked up by
appointment at our plant location and will be loaded onto your truck or
trailer at no charge. We send both semi-trucks full of vinyl
as well as small pick-up trucks with small loads out weekly.
If you need an international shipment, your exporter can deliver the
flat rack or container to our facility and we will load it. Please call 904-696-2981 in advance to setup an
appointment for an order pick-up. We look forward to meeting you.
How do I compare the
different profiles and shapes from various manufactures?
strength in PVC sheet piling through the combination of the PVC's
chemical make-up/compound, the profile's shape, wall thickness, and
the depth of the profile's corrugation. Please note that the
material thickness is only part of the equation, the raw material's
tensile strength, as well as the profile's general shape (depth &
degree of corrugation angles) also factor into assessing a section
of sheet pile's strength. The Section Modulus directly
relates to the shape only, the allowable moment takes into account
the shape as well as the strength of the material. Here is
a quick PDF reference of various sheets currently on the market
sorted by "Allowable Moment": THE
SHORELINE DIMENSIONAL COMPARISON GUIDE
What if a different
companies vinyl is specified by an engineer for my project?
engineer can contact us directly to obtain any information they may
need in order to make a determination on which of our profiles will
meet or exceed the current product that may be listed or specified for your project, or we
can place you in contact with engineers who are already familiar
with our profiles.
Click to View:
SHORELINE DIMENSIONAL COMPARISON GUIDE
Click to View:
SHORELINE ENGINEERING DATA SHEET
Are all of the vinyl
products Shoreline manufactures tested?
Yes. The PVC material used in our vinyl sheet
piling complies with ASTM standards. In addition our PVC compound must meet NSF standards
and is tested by NSF throughout the year. Shoreline has a
rigorous in-house quality control testing procedure.
Additionally, our vinyl sheet piling profiles have been subjected to
third party testing by an independent test lab.
We have an ISO 9000 certified facility verify the
compound that we manufacture at our facility, their procedure
includes several unannounced verification visits per year and
includes verification of origination of all source materials used in
our compound and compound analysis to confirm ingredient levels.
All of our various and rigorous QUV testing of our compound and
products establishes the highest standard of impact as well as UV
fade resistance. All of our products are strong, tested, fully
UV stabilized yet still very competitively priced.
manufacture its own vinyl products?
The owners of Shoreline Plastics LLC have over 80
years of combined experience (three generations) with both mono and
co-extrusion of quality vinyl products for demanding applications.
They have developed a high-volume, low-overhead facility where state
of the art equipment converts rail delivered bulk materials into a
finished product with the utmost efficiency. Due to the high
volume of various PVC products we extrude in-house, we
do not need to purchase recycled scrap material from outside
vendors; therefore, we know exactly what goes into every piece of
seawall ensuring it's chemical make-up is correct.
Shoreline Plastics, LLC relocated into
a newly acquired manufacturing facility in 2010. Shoreline
purchased a 41,000 sq ft tilt-wall building on 4.5 acres, on rail
close to Jacksonville International Airport and sea shipping
terminal. Access to the port was critical to the growth in their
The new facility was needed to accommodate their state of the art
50+ million pounds per year compounding equipment and 3 new
production lines. The increased paved outside storage was also
required to handle the growth of their seawall business.
Give us a call
and schedule a tour of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
We enjoy meeting our customers and you will leave impressed.
What is Shoreline's
best selling vinyl profile?
Our SLP-700 is currently our most
popular vinyl sheet piling profile.
Is Shoreline Plastics
Vinyl Sheet Piling approved for large federal projects and comply
with the US Army Corps of Engineers Interim Report?
Yes. In late 2010, Shoreline Plastics became
the only PVC sheet piling manufacture to currently own the necessary
multi-million dollar equipment to blend bulk-purchased raw resins
into virgin PVC compound. We also have the ability to both
mono and co-extrude all of our vinyl sheet piling profiles.
The USACE study was completed back in 2005 and
studies various PVC properties and production methods of the four
producers at the time. In fact,
Some of the PVC seawall profiles featured in the USACE study are
still being manufactured by Shoreline Plastics.
Click Here to View:
Corps Interim Report, General Design Guide: PVC Sheet Piling
Are the Shoreline vinyl sheet piling panels currently mono or co-extruded?
sheets are produced using co-extrusion technology and we use a 100% virgin, fully UV protected compound on the
outer layer of the
sheet. Prior to 2008 we were using mainly co-extrusion,
but starting in summer of 2008 and up
until August 2011 Shoreline profiles were mono-extruded.
Due to increases in resin and other raw material prices, Shoreline Plastics
began co-extruded vinyl sheet piling profiles again. Shoreline Plastics
has the tooling and can offer both
co-extrusion and mono extrusion extrusion methods on all of our
seawall profiles. Which method is selected or is most popular
during a particular period of time depends mainly on
the current raw material prices and desired surface color.
Both our Mono and Co-Extruded products offer the same 50 year warranty, the
best in the business.
Mono-extruded vs. Co-extruded
manufacturing process? What is the difference? Does it matter?
There are currently four major players
in the vinyl extrusion sheet piling industry. Shoreline
Plastics possesses the necessary tooling and is currently the only
company who can offer both mono and co-extruded
vinyl sheet piling products. Both co-extrusion
and mono-extrusion processes can produce a high quality seawall
profile if done correctly and reliable material is used.
is the process whereby the seawall profile is made from one
homogenous compound that provides all the necessary UV protection,
strength and color requirements throughout the entire thickness of
the product. Material cost is higher, but production is
slightly easier and quicker. With mono-extrusion the TiO2 (UV
stabilizer) as well as the pigment (additive for desired sheet
color) must exist throughout the entire thickness of the sheet;
therefore, particular colors can be more costly to make.
Co-extrusion is a process whereby lower cost or recycled material
extruded into the main body of the seawall profile and a higher cost
"virgin" compound is
extruded in a thin layer by a second extruder to coat the
outside of the profile. This thin, "virgin" layer provides the
necessary UV protection as well as the desired pigment/colored coating to the
outside of the finished product. Co-extrusion is an acceptable method of
extruding vinyl sheet piling assuming the "virgin" UV-protection and
is applied properly at the correct thickness, otherwise fading and "UV streaking" can occur.
Why are Shoreline
Vinyl Bulkheads often more affordable than the competition?
Shoreline Plastics manufacturers seawall material in Jacksonville,
Florida from a high-quality PVC compound that meets or exceeds the
high impact and UV protected standards that the marine seawall
industry demands. We also have the necessary tooling and the
ability to both mono and co-extrude all of our seawall profiles
based on current raw material prices and particular project demands.
Shoreline is the only vinyl sheet piling manufacture
who currently owns in-house the necessary multi-million dollar
equipment to blend bulk-purchased raw resins into virgin
We have the material blender, five 18' x 48' high storage silos which hold
1/4 million pounds each of raw material as well as one 12' x 50'
mixing silo which can mix 135,000 pounds of raw material. We
own our building and we own all of our equipment.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW SOME PHOTOS
OF OUR PLANT (bottom of page)
With over 1.3 million pounds (approx. 7 rail car
loads) of storage capacity, Shoreline takes advantage of volume
buying on high-quality raw materials at rail car quantities from
independent, competitively-priced vendors.
Therefore, Shoreline purchases raw resin and all of
the additional required ingredients such as TiO2 for UV
Stabilization, Impact Modifier, Process Stabilizer, Filler, Pigment,
etc and blends it all into PVC compound specifically formulated to
provide the utmost structurally sound and UV-protected product.
With the ability in-house to blend raw resin into PVC
compound, Shoreline is able to save the significant margin outside
vendors are normally able to capture and pass the savings onto our
customers. We also eliminate a lot of freight cost by turning
raw resin into the finished product all in one location.
We simply spend our
dollars on our facility and our product, not on over-priced
marketing campaigns, numerous outside sales reps, etc.
We are exclusively in the vinyl extruding
business and extrude various vinyl products besides just sheet
piling. We place a fair margin per pound on all of the
products we extrude, therefore; we are able to manufacturer a
high-quality product and offer it directly to you at a very fair
price. The owners of Shoreline Plastics, LLC have been
mono (since 1969) and co-extruding (since 1980's) extruding all different types of vinyl products (sheet piling, PVC
pipe, CPVC pipe, fence, railing, high-impact well and mine pipe,
fire sprinkler pipe, pallet components, etc) and have over 80 years
of combined experience (three generations) and know how to extrude a very high-quality,
strong product at the utmost efficiency.
Do not let unprofessional sales tactics from our
competition make you believe that our products are inferior in
anyway. We simply have more years of PVC extrusion experience
and do not have the overhead of our competition;
therefore, we can offer a superior sheet for less dollars.